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It's that time of year again and 'Britain's Got Talent' graced our screens for the first time this year on Saturday night. I enjoy this program as unlike other reality competitions this one has plenty of variety! Basically, people from all over the country enter to perform their 'talent'. You get all sorts on the show from fire breathers, animal trainers, magicians, comedians, singers, musicians, dancers and gymnasts.
You are bound to see 'talents' that you would never have even considered to be a talent and the show can be really comical. The judges have to decide whether to put the acts through to the next round and as there are three judges, the act needs to at least have two judges say 'yes' to go through.
The judges consist of the very wealthy, very business-minded Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan. In my opinion the best judge by far is Simon, simply because he is honest, knows what he is looking for and is usually right. The other two tend to put the not so good acts through either because they feel sorry for them, or they are cute little kids etc, not really sticking to the aim of the show in finding the best talent and of course it gives the poorer acts false hope!
This is a good show to watch with a group of you or with your family and friends as it is funny and everyone has an opinion about each act. Guaranteed to make you laugh and gasp in shock at some of the 'attempts' it really is a good all round entertainment show.
Once the acts get through, there are second auditions and then they go onto 'Bootcamp' which are the live shows where they compete against each other with the nation voting who they want to win.
Some of the acts really do end up going onto big things (which is more than some of the Xfactor winners do!) such as Susan Boyle who has a number one album and is a huge hit in America, the dance group Diversity who are all over the television at the moment and of course the little boy, Shaheen Jafargholi, who went on to sing at Michael Jackson's televised memorial service.
The presenters are Ant and Dec, who really add to the show by interviewing some of the contestants and adding to the comedy by messing about in the wings during the performances. There is also a 'Britain's Got More Talent' which is shown straight after the show on ITV2, this contains more acts that haven't made it onto the main show and funny interviews with the contestants. This is presented by Steven Mulhern who just fits the bill in my opinion.
This year I had the great opportunity of being a part of the audience for a Birmingham audition. There we saw around 20 different acts performing in front of us with the judges a few meters away. It was good to see how the show was put together and nice to see the judges in action.
Overall I'd recommend this as a family entertainment show. It's funny, shocking and just plain fun for all so I'd give it 5 stars!